Day Twenty-Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 27: Motivational Monday poem  Birthed from a natural home The rosebud makes an entrance  With care from the sun, rain, and green thumb  The flower known as delicate  Can defend itself  The thorns guard the petals From those who might cause harm While vivid colors and vibrant aromas  Enhance the surroundings  Flowers bloom asContinue reading “Day Twenty-Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Twenty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 26: Journaling My foray into writing began over twenty-five years ago as journaling. I was a shy, people-pleasing pre-teen who didn’t like conflict. Sidenote: I still don’t like conflict.  Anyway, writing my thoughts and feelings in a journal became my healthy outlet for what eventually morphed into depression. I’ve overcome many struggles so far,Continue reading “Day Twenty-Six of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Twelve of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Sunday SoulJourn

DAY 12: Distressed Whole Ever feel like you’re immersed in a world so distressed that no amount of love, joy, positivity, compassion, wisdom, acceptance, or hope you exude can make an impact? That’s what depression feels like. I look at the world around me and I see anger, hatred, bigotry, violence, cruelty, and social injustice.Continue reading “Day Twelve of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Sunday SoulJourn”

Motivational Monday Poem: Roots Deep

Mother Nature, oh beautiful and resilient How we’ve done you wrong We strip your minerals and Use your resources for our frivolous gain We value that which shines Over that which reflects the essence of all that’s true You speak Do we listen? You whimper in pain Do we come to your aid? You offerContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Roots Deep”

Motivational Monday Poem: Sunrise

Rise to the occasion Digging deep to find the gold That shimmers within Speckled treasure hidden by self doubt Awake to the strength of your spirit Stretching and exercising every muscle Journey on through fatigue, tears, and effort Becoming whole with each awakening Sleep sound Dream vivid Awake refreshed Rise renewed for the next occasion.

Sunday SoulJourn: Spiritual Visit

20 September 2015 Just in case you haven’t heard, the Pope is coming to Philly! This would be a bigger deal for me if Catholicism, or Christianity in general, still offered solutions to my spiritual needs. Quite a few years have passed since I last found solace in the religion which I once treasured. ForContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Spiritual Visit”

Motivational Monday: Beauty Surrounds and Inspires

This week’s Motivational Monday poem focuses on finding inspiration from nature’s beauty and using it to create something beautiful.

Sunday SoulJourn: Entertainment Path

13 September 2015 I soljourned this weekend to one of my favorite places in the United States – Los Angeles! Some say it’s a big city like all the others: loud, noisy, overcrowded with buildings and people. For them, that may hold true. I see it differently. I feel at home there, as though theContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Entertainment Path”

Sunday SoulJourn: Week Five in My Spiritual Journey

30 August 2015  FINDING THAT CREATIVE SPARK Ever have moments when you feel completely uninspired? I had an entire day of them, which made this week’s Sunday SoulJourn entry significantly more challenging than normal. The tip of my pen rested on the lined paper waiting for inspiration to strike. The words blotted out like cloggedContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Week Five in My Spiritual Journey”